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'''Gorhendad Oldbuck''' was the founder of [[Buckland]] and of the [[Brandybuck]] family. When he crossed the [[Brandywine|Brandywine River]] from the Shire, he changed his name from [[Oldbuck Family|Oldbuck]] to [[Brandybuck Family|Brandybuck]].
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'''Gorhendad Oldbuck''' was the founder of [[Buckland]] and of the [[Brandybuck Family|Brandybuck]] family.
  
Gorhendad was twelveth [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]] and the last Brandybuck to carry this title.
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==History==
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Gorhendad Oldbuck of the Marish crossed the [[Brandywine]] in {{SR|740}}<ref>{{App|Brandybuck}}</ref> and founded [[Buckland]] and [[Brandy Hall]]. In honor of their new land, he changed his family name from Oldbuck ([[Hobbitish|H.]] ''[[Zaragamba]]'') to [[Brandybuck Family|Brandybuck]] (H. ''[[Brandagamba]]''). He ruled the land, as [[Master of Buckland]], as his own realm, and his family became even wealthier than they already were.<ref>{{FR|Conspiracy}}</ref> Their removal from [[the Shire]] meant [[Thain]]ship passed to the [[Took Family]].<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
|prev=Unknown, eventually [[Bucca of the Marish]]
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|next=[[Isumbras Took I]]
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==Etymology==
|list=12th [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]]<br><code>III</code> ?? - 2340 |}}
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''Gorhendad'' is the translation of [[Westron]] ''Ogmandab''<ref>{{PM|Languages}}, note 8</ref> (in an earlier manuscript version spelled ''Ogforgad''<ref name="granddad">{{PM|Languages}}</ref>) which, according to Stoor tradition, used to mean "great-grandfather".<ref name="granddad"/> ''Gorhendad'' is the modern [[Welsh]] word for "great-grandfather".<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 115</ref><ref>[[Mark T. Hooker]], ''[[A Tolkienian Mathomium]]'', p. 10</ref>
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Revision as of 09:53, 8 January 2013

Gorhendad Oldbuck
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesOgmandab Zaragamba
LocationMarish. Buckland
Birthcirca S.R. 740
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gorhendad Oldbuck was the founder of Buckland and of the Brandybuck family.

History

Gorhendad Oldbuck of the Marish crossed the Brandywine in S.R. 740[1] and founded Buckland and Brandy Hall. In honor of their new land, he changed his family name from Oldbuck (H. Zaragamba) to Brandybuck (H. Brandagamba). He ruled the land, as Master of Buckland, as his own realm, and his family became even wealthier than they already were.[2] Their removal from the Shire meant Thainship passed to the Took Family.[3]

Etymology

Gorhendad is the translation of Westron Ogmandab[4] (in an earlier manuscript version spelled Ogforgad[5]) which, according to Stoor tradition, used to mean "great-grandfather".[5] Gorhendad is the modern Welsh word for "great-grandfather".[6][7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Conspiracy Unmasked"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages", note 8
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  6. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 115
  7. Mark T. Hooker, A Tolkienian Mathomium, p. 10
Unknown
Last known:
Bucca of the Marish
12th Thain of the Shire
Third Age ?? - 2340
Followed by:
Isumbras Took I